Monday, April 28, 2014

Locked out

Hey all! Let me just tell you something I love about Chile. People always drive down the street selling fruit, vegetables and eggs. This is what happens, they drive slowly and yell really loud (sometimes in a megaphone) what food they have that day, and then people come out of their houses to buy it. My favorite one I have ever heard is here in Chillan. This guys has a REALLY loud megaphone and all he sells is eggs, so he goes, "lo huevo lo huevo lo huevo. Lo huevo lo huevo." And he just says it over and over REALLY FAST so you can hardly understand what he is saying. Any ways, I think I might do that for my future career. What do you think?

This week I did something really dumb. So I don´t know if I have ever told you this before, but the doors here in Chile only open from the inside, so if you close the door and you don´t have a key, you´re out of luck because the door is locked. Yeah, I locked us out. We were leaving the house and I was looking for the keys in my back pack, and felt like I should tell my companion not to close the door yet but then I was like "Nah, she´ll wait till I find the keys." Nope. Door shut. No keys. CHUTA! "Hermana Chavez.... I´m really sorry but... I don´t have the key...." "Dang, I felt like maybe I should ask, but I just figured you did...." Okay now, for most people that might not be a huge deal because they have a hidden key under the doormat or someone else who lives there and has a key. Nope not us. The nearest key was in Concepcion which is a couple hours away, and there is no way we were about to go to Concepcion and miss our appointments. I mean it wasn´t the end of the world or anything, we just ended up sleeping on the floor in some other sister missionaries near by and they brought us the key the next day... But it was very inconvenient and it totally could have been prevented if one of us had acted on our prompting. Lesson learned. LISTEN!!

Hey Cesar came to church again! Oh man he is such a great guy! We havn´t even been able to teach him word of wisdom or law of chastity yet but he already wants to get married and stop drinking so we know he can do it especially once he knows its a commandment! 

Anyways.... I am just going to go now. Love you guys!

Loveth, Hermana Woodbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

All dogs go to Chile

HAPPY EASTER!!!! I hope it was super great! Here it was actually super weird because no one really did anything to celebrate. I mean everyone know it was the "Semana Santa" as it´s called here, but I feel like its just because they had a longer weekend. Everyone just like disappeared from our area. Chileans love to go out to the "campo" (country) like every time they get the chance and some how everyone has family out there. It was mildly desolate this week!

Well we had cambios today! AND......... (drum roll please)........ We are both staying together in Los Copihues!!!! YEAH! I´m super excited because that means I get to kill Hermana Chavez! (mission speaking) I´m pretty happy about it because I´ve never killed anyone before.

Hey remember Cesar? Yeah he is still real awesome! He had to work Sunday though so he couldn´t go to church. That was a real bummer but he is still super awesome and same with his family! It´s just always a big adventure when we go over there!

So I have quite the story today! There is a recent convert in our area that has like four dogs and they are always everywhere! So one day we are just about to say a prayer to start a lesson when water starts streaming down from the ceiling right in front of us. We were all like "Is it raining? I thought it was sunny outside..." And then the convert FREAKS out and says something about her dog upstairs. Oh sick. That was not water. That was dog pee. We moved real quick! So she punishes her dog and casts him outside and we clean up the pee. Sick. Okay, ready. Let´s say the opening prayer. Then we hear someone outside "HALO" It´s the elders. That´s awkward. So they come in and we just teach a lesson together... Kinda weird but whatever. Well we get done and we are all saying goodbye, when dog pee comes falling down from the ceiling right above one of the elders! He has this look that says "that´s weird... is it raining outside?" And we´re like "Elder! That´s dog pee!" Gross. So disgusting. Poor guy. I guess the dog snuck back in. There are way too many dogs here in Chile. 

Anyways! Love you guys! Hope everything is wonderful!

Love Hermanana Woodbury

Monday, April 14, 2014

Riding the bus

So this morning we invited all the hermanas over in our group of missionaries and had breakfast! It was really great and fun! I just really like getting together with everyone, it´s a good time! Here´s a pic! Hope you like the Christmas table cloth! I figured since it´s starting to get cold here it must be close to Christmas!

This week was pretty awesome! Guess what happened! Cesar came to church!!!!! Yeah!!!! He was committed to go two weeks in a row and he would get up and get ready to go, and then chicken out! But this week he was like " I HAVE to go! Satan can´t win!" Yeah Cesar!!! Our mission leader, when we were describing where he lived was like, "Hey! I know him! he was friends with my daughter! I want to call him to invite him to church!" Sweet! Co Hermano Orellana! So we gave him Cesar´s number. I seriously am convinced that that is what got Cesar to church. Just knowing that he knew someone there! It was an incredible testimony meeting too, I was just so happy all day! He really loved it and felt really good there.

I also had a mini cambio this week with Hermana Phelps! YEAH!!! I just really love her. We do a lot of mini cambios! We have to have one with every companionship every cambio and there are five companion ships we are in charge of so we do one every week!

This is me and my companion Hermana Chavez on a bus :D

I just love this gospel! I love just helping people feel that God loves them and help them know that the plan of God really is a plan of happiness. WOO HOO!!!! GO MISSIONARY WORK!!! Love you guys!

Love, Hermana Woodbury

Monday, April 7, 2014


Yeah, don´t you worry! I´m alright! We didn´t feel anything at all! Actually, I was in a mini cambio, and our leaders called us to tell us about the earthquake and warn us that it might hit over here too, so we were like all prepared to go through an earthquake and it didn´t happen! Since I am a leader I had some sisters calling me and freaking out all scared about it and I had to just calm them down and stuff. All that for nothing! That´s okay though, I won´t complain.

Well how about that General Conference! Good stuff right! I just really loved it. I even got to watch it in English this time! Well all except for the women's conference that is. I LOVE watching it in English! I just love hearing their voices when they speak! I always just feel like they are speaking directly to me and it helps me know what I can do to become better.

We are seriously so so lucky to know that there is a living prophet to lead and guide us! We taught a LOT of people about prophets this week. We were like, " Hey if God wanted to speak to you would you want to hear it? Well he does want to speak to you! And he is going to do it through the prophet this weekend! COME!" Ya know something like that. Depending on the person. We just wanted EVERYONE to come. 

Mariela was the only investigator we had there, but she really loved it. We are a little concerned though because the member that she really good friends with was talking with us after conference and said something like, "You know what they need to change in this church? The prophets!" and right in front of Mariela! Yeah we are going to need to help that member gain a testimony... Because that´s just not okay. But the good news is that Mariela is still golden!

Love you guys! Be safe!

Love, Hermana Woodbury